The Electric Car Guest Drive

If you’ve ever been curious what it’s like driving an electric vehicle without getting pressured by a salesperson, Seattle City Light is hosting an Electric Car Guest drive event on Saturday, September 23rd from 10AM to 4PM at South Seattle College. Reserve a time on Seattle City Lights EV Navigator page and then just show […]

Seattle Curbside EV Charging Network

The City of Seattle announced the 31 locations for it’s curbside Level 2 EV Charging Station pilot. The stations will be located across Seattle City Light’s service territory. Seattle City Light shared a list and a map of these locations. Clicking on the map will take you to Seattle City Light’s interactive map. Installation of […]

The Next Generation Of EV’s

We’re watching a major transformation of our transportation system as the world shifts from internal combustion engines (ICE) and EV’s (electric vehicles) go mainstream. We wrote about reaching the tipping point last year as the percentile of US and other countries changing gears reached a 5% threshold that is generally recognized as a major marker […]

Simplifying EV Charging

In another move to help the transition toward electrification of our transportation, Tesla has agreed to open up 7,500 of it’s network’s EV chargers to other drivers. More importantly, standardization among EV charging networks is coming, reducing one challenge for EV drivers, finding a compatible charging station. A universal standard is coming soon! Tesla, General […]

EV Charging Station Tax Credit

If you installed an EV Charging Station in 2022, you may be eligible for a 30% Federal Tax Credit. The IRS form is 8911 and you can learn more about this credit on the IRS website. It covers 30% of the costs with a maximum $1,000 credit for residents and $30,000 federal tax credit for commercial installs. The […]

What Classic Car Would You Like To See Electrified?

Electric vehicles (EV) have been with us a long time, longer than internal combustion (ICE) cars. We’ve seen the re-emergence of EV’s over the past couple of decades with GM, Tesla and Nissan taking turns on the leadership that’s helped set the stage for the transition away from carbon emitting gassers. Even before the current […]

Why Did Hurricane Flooding Lead To EV Fires?

Hurricane Ian’s 2022 assault on Florida resulted in $53 to $74 billion in insured loss damage. Included in the damage were at least 11 Tesla’s which caught on fire after being submerged in salt water. New Risks While EV’s reduce carbon emissions which improve the quality of our air and water, we must be aware […]

EV Incentives In The Inflation Reduction Act, (IRA)

With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, (IRA), numerous EV (electric vehicle) policies and incentives are now in place to help accelerate the electrification and decarbonization of our transportation system. In Washington, about 40% of our overall carbon emissions come from the transportation sector. Fortunately, our electrical energy grid is much cleaner than most […]

Tipping EV’s, Not Cows

No, there isn’t a particular way to tip over an electric vehicle like, say a cow … 🙂 but there are indications the EV adoption rate is about to accelerate as rapidly as a Tesla Plaid. Bloomberg studied the adoption rate of electric vehicles in 19 countries and found that the 5% threshold in EV […]